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19931Re: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Hanging technique

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  • David Ball
    Mar 30, 2009
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      In order to minimize damage to the trees, I would suggest using straps at
      least around the trees. Rope with the amount of stress that is placed on
      it around a tree could cause considerable damage. When we hang, trees are
      definitely part of our infrastructure and need our care.

      > I think you're talking about structural ridgelines - I haven't tried them
      > myself but have read plenty of talk about them and their benefits (to some
      > users). I'd suggest you go to www.hammockforums.net and do a search on the
      > phrase - I'm sure you'll find lots of useful information.
      > 2009/3/30 Tom Galvin <thebaldguyd@...>
      >> Sounds like a good idea for a permanet situation for back yard use. I
      >> haven't tried it, just seems there would be to much stretch and lots of
      >> rope
      >> to carry. Perhaps a chain would work with a come a long in the system.
      >> Lots
      >> of links for different size hammocks!
      >> Tom Galvin
      >> Commodore
      >> Cold Spring Kayak Club
      >> 914-213-3421
      >> thebaldguyd@... <thebaldguyd%40yahoo.com>
      >> www.cskc.org
      >> --- On Sun, 3/29/09, Brett
      >> <dirtbikenguy2@...<dirtbikenguy2%40yahoo.com>>
      >> wrote:
      >> From: Brett <dirtbikenguy2@... <dirtbikenguy2%40yahoo.com>>
      >> Subject: [Hammock Camping] Hammock Hanging technique
      >> To: hammockcamping@yahoogroups.com <hammockcamping%40yahoogroups.com>
      >> Date: Sunday, March 29, 2009, 7:56 PM
      >> I think its about time i introduced myself. My name is Brett, i'm 26 and
      >> have been using a hammock for camping for a season although i've only
      >> made
      >> it out about 4 times. I have tried it in snowy cold weather as well as
      >> summer time with success. I usually hike the AT around Ny/CT/Mass .
      >> My question is if anyone has hung their hammock from a single rope tied
      >> between two trees with two pre-measured loops tied in the rope. I have
      >> thought of this idea but have not tried it out. My thought is that you
      >> could
      >> determine how far apart you preferred your hammock ends to be for the
      >> slope
      >> or curve of your liking and then you could tie your loops at that
      >> distance
      >> and just tie the rope to the tree with your hammock below this rope
      >> hanging
      >> from those two loops. this would keep your hammock hanging pretty much
      >> the
      >> same way despite the distance between the trees you find.
      >> If this topic or detailed hanging technique has been spoken about feel
      >> free
      >> to send me to the right location; as i know much has been said about
      >> hanging
      >> technique.
      >> -Brett-
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